Active Living Faire
SEPT. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond. 219.933.7149. William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area Shelter No. 2, 126th Place and Avenue O, Chicago. 312.220.0120. wolflakeinitiative.org. Focused on good health and fitness, this outdoor event offers birding/nature walks, a walk-a-thon, health screenings, living and healthy nutrition presentations and a bike tour of Wolf Lake.
Super Hero Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk
SEPT. 30, 9 a.m., Cummings Lodge, 300 Grangemouth Drive, LaPorte. 219.324.3385. lpfamilyadvocates.evrconnect.com. Participants can dress up as their favorite super heroes and participate in a 5K run/walk or kids fun run at this 5th annual event. Awards will be given for the best dressed. Additional activities include a performance by the Deep Fried Pickle Project, carnival games, food vendors, face painting, a bounce house and more.
HOMIE Disc Golf
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1, Lemon Lake County Park, 6322 W. 133rd Ave., Crown Point. 219.771.3472. flyonhomie.org. For 16 years, this memorial disc golf event has honored Matt "Homie Lovasko." With a PDGA A-Tier status, this event will feature two full days and three rounds of disc golf.
Hero Half Marathon and 10K
OCT. 1, 8 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton. herohalf.com. Participants can experience the Indiana Dunes like never before on a run along the dunes, through wetlands and along the Calumet Trail.
Shelter Shuffle 5K
OCT. 1, 9 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. thtiming.com. This cross country-style 5K run benefits the Porter County Animal Shelter.
Unite to Fight Cancer Run/Walk
OCT. 1, noon-1:30 p.m., Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster. 219.836.3349. uniteandfight.org. Previously known as Romp and Roll, Unite and Fight Cancer raises funds to help local residents diagnosed with cancer. The event kicks off with the Magic of Steven Kellog and a cancer survivorship ribbon ceremony. A kids’ 100-yard dash and a 5K run/walk follows and the event concludes with a picnic, raffles and prizes.
Adult Fall Volleyball League
OCT. 10-DEC. 15, Tuesday competitive, co-ed recreation, and women's leagues; Friday co-ed recreation league, Ignite Elite & Universal Fitness Courts, 1516 N. Main St., Crown Point. 219.661.2272. crownpoint.in.gov. Adults can compete in Tuesday and Friday Night Happy Hour leagues, featuring competitive, co-ed recreational and women's leagues, with weekly matches. OCT. 5: Registration deadline.
ONGOING, 9-10 a.m., LaPorte County Family YMCA Michigan City Elston Branch, 1202 Spring St., Door K, Michigan City. 219.221.4055. lpymca.org. Challenging for both beginner and advanced levels, this aerobic workout builds strength for the whole body with the natural resistance of the water.